Fall 2010 News
Save the date!
The Philosophy Department will host its inaugural “Alumni Lecture” on Friday, June 3, from 4-10 p.m. in the beautiful Guild Lounge of Scott Hall on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Philosophy alumnus Dan O’Keefe (BA '93) will speak about the role his education in philosophy has played in his post-college life and career. Dan is Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Global Value Strategies Fund at the investment firm Artisan Partners in San Francisco, California. The event will also include a catered dinner and reception for all of the department's alumni and faculty and will be an opportunity to reconnect with other philosophy alumni and professors from the department, as well as to meet our current majors. E-invitations to this event will be sent in early 2011. We look forward to seeing you back on campus for this "can't miss" event!
Perspectives by Peter Ludlow
Professor Peter Ludlow has appeared in a variety of media in connection with his work on the philosophy of cyberspace. In the past three months alone he published two pieces in the Huffington Post (one on Wikileaks' Julian Assange's political philosophy, the other on freedom), put in two appearances on the Alyona show (on Hacktivism and the Media and on Wikileaks and Operation Payback), wrote an article for The Nation (on WikiLeaks), was quoted in the Vancouver Sun (on the wikileaks affair), and had an article on Alternet (regarding the 10 biggest hacktivists). He was also among the philosophers whose photographs were featured in the New York Times, shot by renowned photographer Steve Pyke.
Irina Kogan (2009 graduate) received a DAAD fellowship for study in Germany. Additionally, Samuel Johnson, Aaron Kahn, Caroline Perry, and Benjamin Rudofsky received Weinberg College Summer Research Grants for various research projects.
Alums Amy Allen (PhD 1996) and Joseph Rouse (PhD 1977) number among The Graduate School's latest roster of "most notable" alumni. Amy is Professor of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies, Parents Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Dartmouth College; Joseph is Professor of Philosophy, Heading Professor of Moral Science, and Chair of the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University.
Professor Cristina Lafont was named Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professor of Philosophy.